Courtesy: Matthew Humphrey Cheyenne Stampede Staff Writer
The Cheyenne Stampede have recently signed Central High School football star, Seth Edeen. Edeen, a goaltender who in addition to playing football also played goalie for the Cheyenne Capitals Youth Hockey Association.
Edeen is relishing the challenge of advancing his career. "I feel good moving up from the high school team. Taking a step up and playing with the big boys." Edeen's football coach, Brick Cegelski commented on Edeen's work ethic and athleticism, saying "His work ethic is above and beyond. He loves competition. He's a real tough competitor." Stampede coach Marty Quarters also mentioned Edeen's work ethic commenting, "He brings desire and work ethic."
Seth Edeen is another example of homegrown talent joining the ranks of the Stampede, in addition to forward Heath Lantz, and goaltender Sam Mallory. Edeen joining the Stampede is also a boost to local hockey, as Cheyenne fans have another home town boy to root for. Edeen played last year for the Cheyenne Capitals high school team. Quarters hopes that Edeen's time with the Stampede will help his development as a player, and allow him to move on in the hockey world.
Edeen is well known not only for hockey, but also for football, where Coach Cegelski commented on his game, "Seth had a great year, always gave 100%." He went on to say that Edeen was a main factor on the field throughout the season as well. Cegelski wishes Edeen the best as he heads on to play junior hockey, mentioning, "He'll be an outstanding player, he is a tough young man and as tough as he is in football, it will carry over." Edeen also touched on the similarities between football and hockey. "Long bus trips, working out with the team, a lot of time and dedication to play at the highest level." Edeen also said that he hopes to eventually move on to play in either the USHL or the NAHL, or possibly even attain a scholarship to college.
The Cheyenne Stampede take on the Arizona Redhawks this weekend at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center, The puck drops at 7:35pm both Friday and Saturday and at 1:00pm for the Sunday Matinee. According to Mark Lantz, Stampede GM, "Friday night has been dubbed as Central High Night and is a fundraiser for CHS Cheer. Special discounted tickets are available from Central Cheerleaders, and then during the Saturday and Sunday games the Stampede will don their Military Jerseys for the last time this season, in a final salute to our military"